To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the




The program of study aims to develop a range of transferable research, analytical and communication skills including the capacity to:

  • understand the complexity and contexts of environmental decision-making
  • collect, process and evaluate environmental information through a variety of approaches
  • develop appropriate strategies for managing environments and associated resources.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the major students will be able to:

  • comprehend the interdisciplinary nature of environmental management and demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of environments at various scales, interdependencies between human societies and environments, and environmental management
  • collect, analyse and manage data utilising tools, methods and skills for environmental management practice
  • communicate effectively with diverse groups in different contexts through written, verbal and visual forms
  • apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge to identify, conceptualise and find solutions to environmental management challenges
  • work both independently and collaboratively
  • demonstrate awareness of the requirements for ethical behaviour.

Program of study

Major - Environmental Management - Year 1

27 units comprising:

Core - Year 1 Topics

 BIOL1101  Evolution of Biological Diversity  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1013  Economics for Business  (4.5 units)
 EASC1101  Earth and Environmental Sciences  (4.5 units)
 GEOG1002  Human Geography: Geographies of Oppression (4.5 units)
 GEOG1003  Introduction to Geographical Information Systems  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 1 Topics

Plus at least one of:

 MATH1121  Mathematics 1A  (4.5 units)
 MATH1701  Mathematics Fundamentals A  (4.5 units)
 NMCY1001  Academic and Professional Numeracy  (4.5 units)

Major - Environmental Management - Year 2

18 units comprising:

Core - Year 2 topics

 BUSN2024  Sustainable Resource Management  (4.5 units)
 ENVS3781  Population and Environment  (4.5 units)
 GEOG2701  Introduction to Remote Sensing  (4.5 units)
 GEOG2711  Australian Environmental Change  (4.5 units)

Major - Environmental Management - Year 3

18 units comprising:

Core - Year 3 topics

 BIOL3701  Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology  (4.5 units)
 ENVS3732  Environmental Impact Assessment  (4.5 units)
 ENVS3750  Field Studies in Environmental Disciplines  (4.5 units)
 ENVS3802  Environmental Project Planning, Conduct and Management  (4.5 units)